Italian Stuffed Peppers

Italian Stuffed Peppers are a delicious twist on a classic. Fresh bell peppers stuffed with Italian sausage, rice, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and Italian seasonings. These peppers are easy to prep and ready in under an hour. The perfect weeknight dinner!


Ingredients

  • 6 large bell peppers
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1 pound Kroger Italian sausage
  • 1⁄2 cup diced onion
  • 1 can (14 oz.) Kroger Italian style diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 8 ounces Roundy's shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons Italian parsley, minced

Directions

  • Cut tops off peppers and remove seeds & membrane. Set aside.
  • Prepare rice according to package instructions (2/3 c. uncooked rice yields 2 c. cooked).
  • While rice is cooking, brown Italian sausage and onion in a large skillet until no pink remains. Drain grease.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, stir together cooked rice, Italian sausage, diced tomatoes, 1 ½ c. cheese, and 2 Tbsp. parsley.
  • Spoon into peppers, filling them completely.
  • Place stuffed peppers into a 9x13 inch baking pan. Add 1/4 c. water to the bottom of the pan.
  • Top peppers with remaining ½ c. cheese.
  • Cover with foil; bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake 10 minutes more.